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BYD's New Electric Supercar Goes 0-62 MPH in 2.36 Seconds

It's powered by four independent electric motors.

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Electric vehicle maker BYD unveiled its first pure electric supercar model U9 under its high-end sub-brand, YANGWANG, priced at 1.68 million RMB (about $233,000), and announced that deliveries will start in this summer.

Adopting the “Time Gate” design language, the YANGWANG U9 embodies a distinctive aesthetic, characterized by unique proportions, tension, and power, reflecting its identity as a pure electric supercar.

The YANGWANG U9 is powered by two core technologies, the e4 platform and the DiSus-X Intelligent Body Control System. The e4 Platform is a power system with four independent electric motors as its core, featuring four-wheel independent torque output control. The vehicle packs 1,300 horsepower and a maximum torque of 1680N·m.

The BYD DiSus-X Intelligent Body Control System enables the YANGWANG U9 to achieve the maximum adjustable suspension travel of up to 75mm, while its peak single-axis lifting speed of up to 500mm/s, enabling instantaneous lifting force of over 1 ton and facilitating the leap-up of the U9. In recent tests, the YANGWANG U9 reaches a top speed of 309.19 km/h and can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.36 seconds, with 0-400m acceleration in only 9.78 seconds.

Besides, after track testing, the U9 has fine-tuned its thermal management system to better resist high temperatures, resulting in a 100% increase in maximum cooling capacity. The Blade Battery facilitates discharging and cooling functions and Dual Plug-in Ultra-fast charging technology boasts a maximum charging power of 500 kW. Additionally, YANGWANG U9 is equipped with 12 sets of active and passive aerodynamic packages to reduce drag coefficient and enhance heat dissipation efficiency.

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